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    A Word or Two from the Sensei

    A word or two from the Sensei: “I turn to simplicity; I turn again to purity.” —– Genghis Khan, 1221 AD Yes, friends…. Even the Great Khan ( whose methods and politics many in our Club still revere) wished for rest and quiet in his last years. And, my fondest desire was to follow old […]

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    About The Albuquerque Bonsai Club

    The Albuquerque Bonsai Club began in January 1975. By 1979, it had grown, and the first Bonsai master, Ben Oki, was invited to conduct a bonsai workshop. Since then, other Bonsai masters have presented workshops in Bonsai culture in Albuquerque. Other Masters, including John Naka, Chase Rosade, Jim Barrett, Hal Sasake, Toshio Subaromaru, Mel Ikeda, Ray Nagatoshi,and Ernie Kuo have visited Albuquerque and enriched the club members knowledge of Bonsai.

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Botanic Gardens to host Bonsai exhibit

Follow this hyperlink to see Burton's interview: ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- The Albuquerque Botanic Gardens is hosting a miniature event. The ABQ Bonsai Club will be showcasing their beautifully designed bonsai trees during the Annual Bonsai Club show. Bonsai, pronounced bone-sigh, is a Japanese art of creating miniature trees and landscapes. Bonsai creates the ... Read More...

John Egert Instructs Monthly Master Class

“I first became aware of bonsai when I saw a display at the Pasadena Art Museum when I was a kid taking art classes there,” explains John Egert. That accidental exposure to bonsai turned into a lifelong avocation and he shares his knowledge every month for ABC members. On the third Saturday of most months, […]


Meeting Location

The club generally meets at the Heights-Cumberland Presbyterian Church 9:00 AM on the first Saturday of most months.  We meet in the multipurpose building indicated by the letter ‘A’ in the Google Maps image below. Enter the multipurpose building via the only door (on the southwest side under the portal). We are down the main […]


June – Its getting hot in here!

This month is traditionally hot and dry. Average high is 89.5 degrees; average low is 59.7 degrees. The record high is 105 degrees; the record low is 42 degrees. The humidity averages 29%, getting down to around 10% by afternoon on a windy day. It is important now that the trees are in filtered sun. […]